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Mompha langiella

(Hübner, 1796) 880 / 40.011
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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: VC62. Ashberry Pastures, two mines on Great Hairy Willowherb 18.8.1984, moths reared (HNM).

Argus 78, 2016: The only previous record was from VC62 in 1984.

VC63. Eccleshall Wood, Sheffield, larval mines on enchanter's nightshade 13.7.2015 (AW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 90, 2020:

VC62. St. Nicholas Field NR, York, mine on Enchanter's Nightshade 23.8.2020 (SBu).

VC63. Auckley, mines on Epilobium hirsutum 6.7.2020 and at several adjacent localities in July 2020 (UR).

VC64. Coniston Cold, mine on Enchanter's Nightshade 4.7.2020 (ARh); Skipton Woods, mine on Enchanter's Nightshade 17.7.2020 (LWi). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 17 (9%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1984.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Mompha epilobiella  |  Mompha miscella >
Wingspan: 9-10.5mm
Flight: August-April apparently (hibernating)
Foodplant:   enchanter's-nightshade, various willowherbs
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2023164SE54 - York (S/W)
09/09/2023163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
07/08/2023+65NZ10 - Richmond
26/07/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
06/07/2023+62SE47 - Dalton
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